From NPR: For years, the Army has effectively ignored the ban against women in combat, though it's still hard for them to receive full recognition for what they've achieved. "Battle-fatigued female soldiers" is a new and uneasy concept for American society.
Kentucky: Murray State University Board of Regents Chairman, Dr. Constantine Curris, says some board members gathered at a social event at the home of regent Sharon Green the night before Friday’s quarterly meeting. The Executive Branch Ethics Commission has a meeting set for today where they could decide whether former University of Kentucky basketball star Richie Farmer violated any rules when he was state agriculture commissioner. Attorneys for Kentucky are set to argue why lethal injections should be allowed to go forward for the first time in more than four years. Paducah city officials are looking for a private investor to build a marina on its riverfront as a part of a larger riverfront development project. Emergency officials say a CSX train derailed in Hopkins County Saturday afternoon blocking a road, but nothing was spilled and no one was injured. With only two days left in the legislative session, Tea Party activists are encouraging Kentucky Senators to not confirm Insurance Commissioner Sharon Clark. Governor Steve Beshear has one week to veto a controversial law protecting religious freedom or else it will become law.